The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
CONTINUING THIS WEEK ON HAPPINESS AND ON LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. ALONG WITH HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Good day Tuesday!
As Dan and I come to a close of how emotions, play a big roll in our health with karma, intuition, forgiveness, trust, appreciation, love, thoughts and words, power, time, faith, self-worth and happiness; we are going to a step farther and interweave another consisting of the six senses.
All of this comes down to, controlling our emotions and our senses will build our immune system; which will prevent several diseases.
Our senses traditionally ascribed to humans are vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
A sixth sense could be proprioception, the perception of body position, which is important for balance and agility in movement.
It could also include perception of stimuli from within the body, such as pain, hunger, or thirst.
In coming days, I will be posting more on this subject and how it effects our health.
101 WAYS TO HAPPINESS; by Mike Annesley.
Since all the research of keeping healthy, leads to making your cells happy; this book will help your mental health to be happy.
That is the first step in keeping your cells happy and keeping your body healthy.
CHAPTER 1; HAPPILY, YOURSELF
Today, Build Confidence-
To be confident is to know the value of your authentic self and be unafraid to project that self to others.
Affirmations help and there are three principles of acceptance to follow; don’t worry about your physical appearance, accept and learn from your mistakes, assume that things won’t always go to plan.
In conversation, stick with what you know; prepare thoroughly if it’s an interview.
Try to be relaxed in your confidence style open to ideas to criticism and willing to change your goals.
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
Our very survival depends on our ability to filter out the overwhelming amount of information that all our senses are receiving at any given moment.
Being conscious of thoughts and feelings is not the normal state for most people, but it is a very possible and peaceful place to be.
Practice focusing your attention on peaceful and grateful thoughts and affirmations or on just reappreciating any and every good thing that’s in your life right now.
We can process only so much.
We can give our attention and energy to only so much.
How many are you out there are left-handers?
I raise my left hand! When I was growing up, I learned everything right-handed; which made everything I did the wrong way.
WHY ARE THINGS SO TOUGH ON LEFT-HANDERS?
LEFTIES PLAYING LEFTIES
Did you know?
Neo, played by Keanu Reeves in The Matrix.
The Little Tramp character, played by Charlie Chaplin.
Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky.
Dave Starsky, played by Paul Michael Glaser in Starsky and Hutch.
If you are interested in reading Dan’s and My Journey Through Cancer without Surgery, Chemo or Radiation, just click on the books for more information:
MY JOURNEY OF COMPLETION (Body, Heart and Soul) – Enjoy Life While Managing Cancer
CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Dan and I grabbed an opportunity nine years ago, when we took on the adventure and moved to Mexico. Back then, we didn’t know what to expect, except that both of us were alive and ready for a change. We had been going to Tijuana for cancer treatments and knew somewhat what we were heading into. We ended up living in the center of the country however; better for travel purposes and it was nothing like what we had thought about. To this date, we are back in the states living in Virginia and what we took from Mexico was friendships, culture and understanding of their ways of life.
Through thousands of pictures that I took, Dan and I are showing how safe Mexico is. There is a saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; this is so true! A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.
16 PICTURES - ENJOY THE SLIDE SHOW
"Chinese proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words."
So, we will be posting a gallery of pictures on each post, hopefully you will see each one has a story.
Today will continue the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown. Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy. A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.
For more information click on book
CHAPTER 9 – LET THE PAST GO
Today continuing on, WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If detachment is the only way to bring stability and health to your relationship, do you still have to keep on the same course?
Maybe understanding what detachment is not will take away some of your anxiety.
Detachment is not –
ü A cold, heartless, and hostile withdrawal.
ü A resignation, a despairing acceptance of anything life and people throw our way.
ü Being blasé, naïve, or blind to the problems.
ü Being Pollyannaish, ignorantly blissful.
ü Shrinking true responsibilities.
ü Necessarily a severing of the relationship.
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. In the coming week, Dan and I will be blogging the benefits of ELDER. It’s amazing what and how elder can help keep your body healthy?
Like the flowers, elderberries have myriad medicinal uses.
In modern times, they are most frequently used for symptoms of upper respiratory infections.
Historically, the berries were commonly used for pain and inflammation.
Elderberries are renowned for their ability to prevent upper respiratory infections, as well as to shorten the duration of a cold or influenza.
Using elderberries this way has stood the test of time, as many historical books record this use and modern-day herbalists continue this tradition.
Starting in the 1990s, this popular folkloric use caught the attention of Israeli virologist Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu.
She began human clinical trials testing this use with astounding results.
In one placebo-controlled, double-blind study, 93.3% of those taking the elderberry preparation saw a significant improvement in symptoms within two days as compared to those taking the placebo, who didn’t see improvement until six days.
Since than a handful of studies have affirmed the benefits of elderberries against cold and influenza symptoms.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in Norway, researchers gave 60 patients with influenza-like symptoms of less than 48 hours either 15 mL of elderberry four times a day or a placebo syrup.
On average, those receiving the elderberry syrup reported that their symptoms were relieved four days earlier than those taking the placebo.
As an additional benefit, those taking the elderberry syrup reported using significantly less over-the-counter medication to relieve their symptoms.
During the H1N1 scare of 2009, elderberries were studied in vitro and found to be effective against the virus.
How does it work?
One way that elderberries may work is due to the presence of a hemagglutinin protein.
This protein has been shown to inhibit a virus’ ability to penetrate a cell wall, which then stops its ability to replicate.
However, there are certainly many different mechanisms of action.
In clinical trials, patients who took the elderberry juice syrup reported fast termination of symptoms.
Twenty percent reported significant improvement within 24 hours, 70% by 48 hours, and 90% claimed a complete cure after three days.
Patients receiving the placebo required six days for recovery.
As proof that elder has more to it than the enzyme-neutralizing constituents, researchers found that the patients who took it also had higher levels of antibodies against the flu virus.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
THIS IS AN ENCLOSURE – will be at the end of all the blogs, for I stress; this daily routine will heal and keep your body cells happy.
As I end this blog, Dan and I for several years have shared our experiences with enjoying life while managing cancer. By keeping healthy, our routine daily has been walking (exercise), meditation (for stress), Qigong (exercise and for stress).
Dan and I did our daily walk today a Green Hill Park.
Love the fall colors.
I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!
Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!
19 PICTURES - ENJOY THE SLIDE SHOW
Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/meditation
Joyful Guided Meditation to Cultivate Joy & Happiness
Joyful Meditation to Cultivate Joy & Happiness (with a female voice).
Use this 10-minute mindfulness meditation for cultivating joy & happiness in your life every day.
Please enjoy this short meditation in a relaxing and secluded environment upon awakening.
We all know life can be difficult and negative sometimes.
This 10 min guided meditation positivity is designed to remove negative thoughts and boost your positive energy.
If you suffer from depression, stress, or anxiety, it’s amazing how taking just ten minutes to do positive affirmations can drastically increase your positive energy.
Try the quick meditation for positivity and find your Zen in just 10 minutes.
“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” ~ Debbie Ford
We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/blog and on the right-hand side are hash #tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!
SECRET OF HAPPINESS 💝
Until Wednesday, we begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering.
It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family.
The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.